Workshop near Market Drayton gutted by fire

A tractor was destroyed when a workshop near a Shropshire town was engulfed in a fire that took fire crews from across two counties to extinguish.

The fire service was called soon after midnight today to a blaze involving a wood workshop at Sandy Lane, on the outskirts of Market Drayton.

Crews attended from Market Drayton, Hodnet, Newport and Loggerheads in Staffordshire.

The fire service said the workshop was 20m by 10m.

Firefighters said a tractor and other machinery were destroyed or severely damaged but that "rapid and assertive firefighting" stopped the fire spreading to nearby buildings.

The cause of the fire has been established to be accidental.

Crews remained at the scene for several hours damping down and checking for any hidden fire spread.

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